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by earth tones
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacement rails for racks
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Replacement rails for racks

Most of the threaded holes on my current rack rails are stripped out...can anybody recommend a particular brand of replacement rack rails that have seemingly more durable threads than others? Also, do any of you use any kind of rear support for your equipment that is hanging in your racks with front...
by earth tones
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: XLR input output & wire guage
Replies: 4
Views: 174

XLR input output & wire guage

This is a pesky splitting hairs kind of question, perhaps. I'm wiring input and output XLR jacks to the pcb of an eq clone I'm building. I used 18 guage wires because I like how the cable runs can be formed into position due to the wire thickness. Is there any reason why 18 guage would be a bad choi...
by earth tones
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Military-Spec Preamp - $1200
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Military-Spec Preamp - $1200

Added a video to the original post showing unit in operations.
by earth tones
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Analog electronics repair in Portland OR
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Analog electronics repair in Portland OR

Can anybody recommend a reputable service technician in the Portland Oregon area? I have a vintage tube preamplifier that I would like to have serviced and am new to the area.

Thanks!
by earth tones
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Military-Spec Preamp - $1200
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Military-Spec Preamp - $1200

idylldon wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:31 pm
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Thank you for taking the time to let me know!!
by earth tones
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Military-Spec Preamp - $1200
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Military-Spec Preamp - $1200

I have a 4U military-issue preamplifier most likely pulled from a tape machine's front end electronics. 15 years ago, I purchased it from an acquaintance who acquired a mass of gear from a former studio of the Bee-Gee's. We are guessing that it was manufactured for the Armed Forces by Presto based o...
by earth tones
Mon May 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Are my ears no longer trustworthy for balancing frequencies...I only hear Laurel unless I lower the formant content of the recording????

https://youtu.be/SaOKeLM81Ng
by earth tones
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamp Hum: Plugged into power but powered off
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Preamp Hum: Plugged into power but powered off

The unit is on a surge protector and none of the other rackmount units on the same surge protector exhibit the issue. I'm certain that there is a problem with the preamp and was just wondering if that specific symptom would mean something in particular to more experienced tinkerers.
by earth tones
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamp Hum: Plugged into power but powered off
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Preamp Hum: Plugged into power but powered off

Hey all, I've got an old ~50s era Presto Recording (so I believe) tape machine amplifier that somebody wired up as a preamp. If I have the output sent directly to a record-enabled track in Pro Tools and I then power the preamp off, the unit begin to generate a very loud hum on the output signal. If ...
by earth tones
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converters and Monitoring for Pro Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Converters and Monitoring for Pro Tools

Right now I am loving my new Focusrite RedNet interfaces. Focusrite is not inexpensive, but it is well worth the price. They use Dante protocol to route audio via ethernet CAT 5 and 6 cables. Which makes for a much better experience, and easily scalable. What does your RedNet setup look like? Are y...
by earth tones
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converters and Monitoring for Pro Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Converters and Monitoring for Pro Tools

Budget: $1000-2000
Probably will not need to upgrade IO in the future if I purchase 8 channels of IO now.

Are most interfaces offering about the same latency specs when working with Pro Tools?
by earth tones
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converters and Monitoring for Pro Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Converters and Monitoring for Pro Tools

I'm returning to the realm of recording after several years on the sidelines and am in need of a new interface, as my legacy 002r with BLA sig mod, PT10 setup is no longer operational. I have a simple, but high-quality outboard chain of preamplification/compression and would therefore rather buy a g...
by earth tones
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Lion Audio Mod Owners
Replies: 17
Views: 5349

Yes, agreed. Planned obsolescence, indeed. I was in no way throwing Black Lion Audio under the bus. I was mostly wondering how other proud owners of BLA mods were coping with the loss of it's utility due to the inherent shelf-life of digital devices, in general. I love what BLA does. I only wish the...
by earth tones
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Lion Audio Mod Owners
Replies: 17
Views: 5349

Black Lion Audio Mod Owners

Are these Black Lion Audio modded devices all destined for the landfill? Will the technological upgrades held within all be made operationally obsolete via incompatibility with drivers/versions of Pro Tools or Operating Systems rather than mechanical or electronic failure? It seems that in order to ...
by earth tones
Wed May 18, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Digi 002R with Black Lion Audio Signature Mod
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Digi 002R with Black Lion Audio Signature Mod

Just checking to see if anybody is interested in buying a 002r with the BLA Signature Mod. I am the original purchaser of this 002r. If so, please PM me.